Introduction: Sprouted Quinoa Salad
This sprouted quinoa salad is full of texture and flavor and can be made 100% raw. It's great for summer! Sprouted quinoa is a great substitute for couscous if you're on a raw diet or you just want some grains without heating up your kitchen.
You can alter the flavor of this sprouted quinoa salad by adding whatever veggies and herbs you like - it's pretty much fool proof!
If you're not doing a 100% raw diet, I suggest adding tomatoes and feta to this - it's delicious.
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 2 cups raw sprouted quinoa (see how to sprout it here!)
- 1 cucumber
- 1/4 - 1/2 red onion
- juice of one lemon or lime
- salt + pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped herbs
- 1/8-1/4 cup olive oil
I just used parsley since it's what I had on hand, but mint and cilantro are great too. You can also add additional veggies - leafy green sprouts, tomatoes and peppers are delicious in it. :)
Step 2: Chop It All Up
Cut everything down the to size you want - I sliced the red onions thinly, diced the cucumber and did a rough chop on the parsley.
If you're using cucumber, it's best to discard the very middle of it since it's full of seeds and water.
Step 3: Mix It and Season!
Dump the quinoa and vegetables into a big bowl and add the juice of half a lemon or lime and about 1/8 cup of olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper and taste. Keep adding more olive oil, citrus juice and salt and pepper until it tastes great.
That's it! It's best to make it ahead and let the flavors mingle in the fridge, so I'll normally make it a couple hours before lunch or dinner. :)